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Breakdown: Wings-Kings

Oct 15, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

Thursday, 10.15.2009 / 9:01 AM ET / Features
By Michael Caples  - Detroit Red Wings Staff Writer
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Breakdown: Wings-Kings

With the Wings holding a two-goal lead and looking for some insurance in the second period, Henrik Zetterberg lined up for a face-off against Anze Kopitar. Zetterberg won the draw back to Nicklas Lidstrom, who collected in the puck inside the LA blue line. The Wings’ captain faked a shot, and fired a pass to Zetterberg, who redirected the puck past goalie Jonathan Quick to give Lidstrom his 1,000th career NHL point, and the Wings a commanding 3-1 lead.

It was Lidstrom’s night, as he celebrated his career milestone. But goalie Chris Osgood is once again the reason the Wings collected a victory. He turned aside 24 shots in the 5-2 win, and left his mark on the contest by helping the Wings’ penalty-kill unit hold the visiting Kings scoreless on four opportunities. 

Coach Mike Babcock said Valtteri Filppula has been the Wings’ most consistent and best forward through their first five games. In his sixth game, Filppula continued the trend. The Wings’ forward logged 22:32 worth of ice time Thursday, and six of them were on special teams. He was plus-one, with two shots and 12 face-off wins on the night. He also controlled the puck on both ends of the ice, and he was great defensively.

It’s an easy choice tonight, as Lidstrom eclipsed the 1,000 point mark. The Wings' captain also had an assist Tomas Holmstrom's second-period goal. At the first TV time-out after his milestone assist, the Wings played a video honoring Lidstrom, which listed off his accomplishments. The future hall-of-famer waved to the crowd as they gave him a standing ovation at the end of the video. It was a great moment for the Wings’ leader.

After the game, Lidstrom was asked how it felt to finally accomplish the scoring feat. Here’s what he had to say:

“It feels great, it’s been a few games that people have been asking me about it, so it was great … especially doing it here at home, in front of the home fans. It was a great feeling.”

Kirk Maltby scored an impressive goal to give the Red Wings a two-goal cushion in the third. He created a turnover at center ice, then took off towards the LA end. He found himself alone with the puck in the slot, and wound up for a slap shot. Maltby blasted the puck over Quick’s shoulder for his second goal of the season. He had five goals last season.

The Red Wings host the Colorado Avalanche this Saturday. Currently on their longest road trip of the season, the surging Avs (4-1-1) hope to continue their successful start. The Wings posted a 1-1-2 mark against Colorado last season. ...For tickets to Saturday's game, CLICK HERE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80